INTERNATIONAL JOHN BONHAM A CELEBRATION II
REDDITCH, WORCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND
SATURDAY 25th SEPTEMBER 2021
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CODA - a Tribute to Led Zeppelin are Europe's most authentic and exciting Led Zeppelin tribute band, replicating the power,excitement and magic of a Led Zeppelin show like no other. They are the only proper four-piece Zep tribute band in Europe that looks and sounds as close to the real thing as possible, featuring authentic-looking and sounding instruments as well as incredible, hand-made replica costumes that will take you back to the time when the Gods of Rock ruled the world!
Formed by four musicians with a love of, and dedication to, the music of Led Zeppelin, this is no parody or ego trip, just an honest and true representation of the music of the greatest rock band ever, Led Zeppelin, performed live on stage with no tricks, backing tracks or safety net!
If you like your Led Zeppelin tribute band with big hair, all the stage moves and excitement of the original band, an incredible attention to detail unrivaled by any other Led Zeppelin tribute band, a singer with all the range and power of Robert Plant, a guitarist with all the riffs and groove of Jimmy Page,a drummer with the feel and power of John Bonham and a multi-instrumental bassist like John Paul Jones, this is the Led Zeppelin tribute band for you!
John Coghlan's Quo The original Quo drummer with his great band brings you vintage Quo from the period he performed with Status Quo 1962 -1981.
John Coghlan joined Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in their newly formed band 'The Spectres' in 1962. The group went through a series of name changes,including Traffic Jam, before becoming Status Quo in the late 60s when Rick Parfitt also joined the line-up.
in the years that followed, a string of chart-topping hits include:
*Pictures of Matchstick Men *Ice in the Sun *Down the Dustpipe *In my Chair * Paper Plane * Mean Girl *Caroline *Break the Rules *Down Down *Roll Over Lay Down *Rain *Mystery Song *Wild Side of Life *Rocking All Over the World *Again and Again *Whatever You Want *Living on an Island *What You're Proposing
For Quo fans and alike this time is often regarded as Quo's "Classic" period.
In 2013 and 2014, John rejoined Franciss Rossi, Rick Parfitt and Alan Lancaster for two sell-out Status Quo Frantic Four Reunion Tours, appearing all over the UK and Europe and reigniting the excitement of the early days of Quo.
During the late nineties John Coghlan's Quo was formed and through various line-ups has enjoyed regular gigs across the UK and Europe. The current band consists of John on drums, with Mick Hughes on guitar and vocals, Rick Chase on bass and vocals, and Pete Mace on guitar and vocals completing the line-up.
GEORDIE were formed in early 1972 ,comprising four seasoned pros from the local club circuit in the North East of England. It didn’t take the band long to realise their aspirations lay far beyond their geographical location.
Original material was taking shape almost immediately and following the recording of a demo, September saw the lads heading to London to tout their tape to the major record labels.
During a six week assault on the capital the band finally signed to industry giants EMI with the first single ‘Don’t Do That’ already earmarked. The song entered the top 40 in December after extensive radio play. The album ‘Hope You Like It’ followed close on its heels and Geordie were well and truly on their way.
February 1973 heralded the release of the follow up single ‘All Because Of You’ which reached number 6 in the national chart. Soon after, ‘Can You Do It’, ‘Electric Lady’, and ‘Black Cat Woman’ also enjoyed chart success.
Always a hard working band, extensive tours were undertaken around the globe reaching as far as Australia where they were firm favourites. At the same time, some key support slots including Deep Purple’s Burn tour were gaining valuable exposure for the band.
1974 saw the release of their second album ‘Don’t Be Fooled By The Name’ along with further touring in territories familiar and new.
In 1980, world renowned rock band AC/DC recruited Brian Johnson into their fold after the untimely death of their vocalist Bon Scott.
A brief reprise in the 80s with new vocalist Rob Turnbull yielded most notably the ‘No Sweat’ album.
In 2018 Tom Hill and Brian Gibson decided once again to play these great songs live with a brand new line up comprising Steve Dawson, formerly of Animals II, on guitar, and the powerful voice of newcomer Mark Wright taking on vocal duties.
Original guitarist and primary songwriter Vic Malcolm is happily still involved on the writing/recording side for all upcoming future products.
GEORDIE are back. Their aim - KEEP ON ROCKING!
Old friends Leon and Mart let loose as You Dirty Blue early in 2016, quickly gaining a reputation for their impressive high energy live shows. After the release of ‘Pictures from Pages’, a six track introduction to the sound of You Dirty Blue, the band became well established within the Birmingham music scene. In 2018, they performed at the inaugural John Bonham A Celebration and went down a storm with the audience. Their new album "The Blue Rhythm Club" is set for release on 8th October 2021.
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Palace Drum Clinic Young Drummer of the Year 2019 Michael MacCourt first played the drums when he was given a toy drum kit at two years old. Since then, he has achieved his Grade 8 and has toured Worcestershire with Reggae, Punk and Jazz bands at venues such as Birmingham Town Hall.
Michael loves to play swing/jazz, latin, funk and fusion, and has been influenced by many drummers, past and present, including Yussef Dayes and Mark Guiliana. Despite enjoying an eclectic mix of genres and the individual styles of particular drummers, Buddy Rich, Anika Nilles and Ulysses Owens Jr. all stand out as particular favourites. Michael is influenced by the styles of many different drummers, using those influences in his own playing.
He is currently part of the Royal Birmingham Junior Conservatoire Jazz department which is greatly developing his skills as a musician and a drummer.
Blue Nation, a 3 piece band from Birmingham, use Riff based Melodic Blues Rock from a reservoir of influences, including Beatles, Cream, Zeppelin, Brit Pop 90’s, more recently Rival Sons and Vintage Trouble, to create their memorable sound. Their songs are delivered by three accomplished musicians, fronted with stunning vocals. All backed up with impressive gig experience, stage presence and great songs.
They play top venues and festivals in the major cities of the UK and further afield including two tours of NYC’s Greenwich Village and Manhattan. Their most prestigious performances have been on the Main Music Stage @ F1 British Grand Prix Silverstone, twice, and recent tours with Dirty Thrills, Steve Conte (NY Dolls), Skid Row, Brian Downey (Thin Lizzy), Von Hertzen Brothers, Virginmarys, Cats in Space, King King, Daxx & Roxane and Kris Barras, The Record Company. Main support to Toploader @ Rhuddfest and main stage slot @ Evoke Festival Brentwood.
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Clearwater Creedence Revival-the finest tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival.
2019 marked the 50th Anniversary of the legendary Woodstock Festival. Along with Santana, Ten Years After, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, The Who, Janis Joplin and a host of other iconic, or soon-to-be iconic artists, was Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Five decades on, the spirit, power and quality of their iconic songs, – ‘Proud Mary, ‘Bad Moon Rising’, ‘Have You Ever Seen The Rain’ and more are powerfully reprised with Clearwater Creedence Revival - along with material from CCR frontman, John Fogerty – most recently seen on tour with ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons.
Selling out at venues all over the world, Clearwater Creedence Revival feature road-hardened players who, collectively have performed with - Stax legend Steve Cropper, Big Country, Denny Laine (Wings, Moody Blues), Eric Haydocks Hollies, Animals And Friends, Alan Silson (Smokie), Wayne Fontana’s Mindbenders and more.